There should be a spot at the top of the stud to hold them with a wrench or socket while you loosen the nut.
2000 wj limited quadradrive 4.7 family vehicle-was stock, then lifted 4",now stock again
If you are replacing the front shocks with new ones, use a big vice grip to clamp onto the shock shaft, then use a socket/long extension to break off the upper nut. Or if you have a 4" angle grinder, use a cut off wheel and just cut the shock shaft off at the lower top mounting bushing.
When I did mine that was the hardest/longest part. On the passenger side especially I didn't have a lot of room, needed a stubby wrench and fraction of turns to tighten the new one down... took 5-10 min. just on that one...
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I used vice grips on the old shocks at the very top. My new ones have a nut welded to the top to aid in removal. I also used air tools which made the job super easy.
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